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Study findings could offer roadmap for preventing deaths from drug overdoses

Study findings could offer roadmap for preventing deaths from drug overdoses

Results from a new study show that participants in drug overdose education programs tend to be parents (mostly mothers) who provide financial support for their son/daughter, have daily contact with their loved one, have applied for court-mandated treatment and have witnessed an overdose. [More]

Texting better than apps to treat people with mental illness

Texting may be a more suitable treatment aid for those with mental illness than mobile applications. [More]
People who carry longevity gene variant have larger brain region

People who carry longevity gene variant have larger brain region

People who carry a variant of a gene that is associated with longevity also have larger volumes in a front part of the brain involved in planning and decision-making, according to researchers at UC San Francisco. [More]
Majority of Canada's homeless adults with mental illness show evidence of cognitive deficits

Majority of Canada's homeless adults with mental illness show evidence of cognitive deficits

Nearly three-quarters of homeless adults with mental illness in Canada show evidence of cognitive deficits, such as difficulties with problem solving, learning and memory, new research has found. [More]
Household rules, regular sleep-wake routines improve sleep in children

Household rules, regular sleep-wake routines improve sleep in children

Children obtain better and more age-appropriate sleep in the presence of household rules and regular sleep-wake routines, according to sleep researchers. [More]
New experimental study shows immunotherapy can reduce acute effects of heroin

New experimental study shows immunotherapy can reduce acute effects of heroin

Immunotherapy could have a place in the treatment of substance abuse in the future. A specific antibody can reduce the acute effects of heroin, according to a new experimental study at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. [More]
Childhood stress, psychiatric disorders linked to cellular changes that cause aging

Childhood stress, psychiatric disorders linked to cellular changes that cause aging

In a new study published online in Biological Psychiatry on January 16, 2015, researchers from Butler Hospital identify an association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders. [More]
Georgia State University awarded contract to improve mental health services for Georgia's youth

Georgia State University awarded contract to improve mental health services for Georgia's youth

Georgia State University's School of Public Health has received a five-year, $800,000 contract from the Georgia Department of Education to coordinate Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (YMHFA) and other professional development efforts designed to improve services for Georgia's youth. [More]
CET ‘feasible’ in schizophrenia patients with substance misuse

CET ‘feasible’ in schizophrenia patients with substance misuse

Patients with schizophrenia and comorbid substance abuse diagnoses are able to benefit from cognitive enhancement therapy, preliminary research suggests. [More]

Elements Behavioral Health acquires Park Bench Group Counseling

Elements Behavioral Health, a leading nationwide provider of addiction and mental health treatment programs, announced today that it has acquired Park Bench Group Counseling, located in Southeastern New Jersey. [More]
Teens misuse holiday baking ingredients in high-risk games

Teens misuse holiday baking ingredients in high-risk games

Watch your kitchen cupboards this season as thrill seekers look to common holiday baking ingredients for a rise - cinnamon, nutmeg and even marshmallows are the primary ingredients in an increasingly popular and high-risk game of "chicken." [More]

Origins Behavioral Healthcare agrees to acquire two addiction treatment centers from Caron

A major deal in the substance abuse recovery industry will mean new treatment options for people struggling with addiction. Origins Behavioral Healthcare and Caron Treatment Centers announced today an agreement in which Origins will acquire two addiction treatment centers owned and operated by Caron: Hanley Center in West Palm Beach and Gate Lodge in Vero Beach, Fla. [More]

Study finds almost half of patients withhold sensitive information in electronic medical records

In the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical records from some or all of their health care providers. [More]
UC Davis study finds that firearm suicides on the rise among whites

UC Davis study finds that firearm suicides on the rise among whites

While the overall death rate from firearm violence has remained unchanged for more than a decade, the patterns for suicide and homicide have changed dramatically, a UC Davis study on the epidemiology of gun violence from 2003 to 2012 has found. [More]
Psychiatric comorbidities predict bipolar disorder in ADHD children

Psychiatric comorbidities predict bipolar disorder in ADHD children

Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder who also have conduct disorder/oppositional defiant disorder or anxiety disorder are at an increased risk of developing bipolar disorder, research shows. [More]
ADHD, conduct disorder in young adolescents linked to increased alcohol and tobacco use

ADHD, conduct disorder in young adolescents linked to increased alcohol and tobacco use

A new study links ADHD and conduct disorder in young adolescents with increased alcohol and tobacco use. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study is among the first to assess such an association in this age group. [More]
Researchers find that one in six Ontario adults reports a history of TBI

Researchers find that one in six Ontario adults reports a history of TBI

Nearly seventeen per cent of adults surveyed in Ontario said they have suffered a traumatic brain injury that left them unconscious for five minutes or required them to be hospitalized overnight, according to new research. These same adults also reported more substance use, smoking and recent psychiatric distress. [More]
UTHealth opens Trauma and Grief Center for Youth

UTHealth opens Trauma and Grief Center for Youth

Children who are having difficulty processing trauma or loss can now turn to the Trauma and Grief Center for Youth at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. [More]
ADHD, conduct disorder increase alcohol and tobacco use in young adolescents

ADHD, conduct disorder increase alcohol and tobacco use in young adolescents

A new study links ADHD and conduct disorder in young adolescents with increased alcohol and tobacco use. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study is among the first to assess such an association in this age group. [More]
Smoking can inhibit success of alcohol abuse treatment, new study finds

Smoking can inhibit success of alcohol abuse treatment, new study finds

A new study has shown that smoking can inhibit the success of treatment for alcohol abuse, putting people who are addicted to both tobacco and alcohol in a double bind. [More]
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